General Dentistry

Man at Paddington DentistWe invite you to book an exam at our Paddington Dental Surgery

At Paddington Dentistry, we emphasise the importance of preventive dental care and patient education. Patients who know more about their oral health can make better decisions about treatment options and have a better understanding of good oral hygiene practices to do at home. Patients who know more about their oral health also tend to take better care of it.

We recommend seeing the dentist twice each year for routine check-ups and cleans. This schedule also enables our dentists to discover issues with your oral health while they are still small and less invasive to treat.

Dr Nick Nabavi, Dr Harry Hagis and Dr Lindsay Feigen look forward to providing you and your family with high-quality dental care so you can enjoy healthy smiles for life.

If you would like to book an appointment, call our Paddington, NSW dental team at (02) 9360 6245.

We also invite you to look through some of the questions we hear most often from patients below.

What is the difference between preventive and general dentistry?

We offer the preventive care needed to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Regular dental cleans remove the plaque and tartar from your teeth that can cause cavities and gum disease. A good preventive regimen of seeing us twice each year and brushing and flossing at home will help you avoid most dental emergencies and may also help with gum disease and cavities.

Preventive dentistry in Paddington, NSW means we partner with you to help keep your teeth healthy through good practices like brushing, flossing, dental check-ups and cleans on a schedule.

General dentistry in Paddington, NSW means treating specific oral health issues. 

Our dentists have experience treating patients of all ages, from the youngest members of your family to the oldest. When treatment beyond preventive care is needed, our general dental services include:

  • Tooth-coloured fillings to fill your cavity without drawing attention to your tooth
  • Crowns and bridges to help you achieve a full smile
  • Dentures to take the place of missing teeth
  • Dental implants—a popular solution to tooth loss
  • Invisible braces for straight teeth without metal and brackets
  • Root canal therapy to help save your tooth

If your smile is healthy but isn’t all that it could be, our dentists can talk to you about cosmetic dentistry treatments. Treatments such as teeth whitening and porcelain veneers can take your smile from dull to dazzling in a short amount of time.

How do restorations and dentures help my oral health?

If you have missing teeth, it can interfere with your bite and may make eating difficult. Additionally, missing teeth may cause your existing teeth to shift out of place or promote jaw shrinkage, which may lead to loose teeth or tooth loss in the future.

Dentures and bridges may help with your bite, and dental implants can help stimulate your jaw to remain viable.

What do you do during a regular check-up?

At your exam, one of our dentists, using a small probe and mirror, will check your teeth or mouth for signs of decay, oral cancer, gum disease, signs of teeth grinding and other potential issues.

If problems are spotted, our dentist will discuss the issue with you and draw up a plan of action.

X-rays may also be used to give our dentist a better look at your oral structure.

What if it has been years since I last visited the dentist?

Many people put off routine visits to the dentist, then because it’s been so long since their check-up and clean, they feel embarrassed about it—and put it off some more. This starts a vicious circle that can end at our Paddington, NSW dental clinic.

Regardless of how long it’s been since you last visited the dentist, we will not judge or criticise you. We are happy you decided to take steps to improve your oral health. We cannot change the past, but we can set you on a better course for the future when it comes to your teeth and gums.

Do you offer anything to help me feel less anxious?

If anxiety is the reason you have put off going to the dentist, we can talk to you about nitrous oxide for your next visit. This mild form of sedation is safe for all ages and can put you into a relaxed state. You will be conscious during treatment, but your anxiety should disappear. It is breathed in and quickly works; it just as quickly stops working after your treatment, so it is considered safe for you to drive yourself back to work or home after your dentistry is complete.

If I brush daily, why do I still need a dental clean?

A good brushing and flossing routine at home is the first step in helping maintain your teeth, and a dental clean is the next step. A dental clean may better be able to clear away stubborn bacteria and tartar that brushing and flossing leave behind—bacteria and tartar that could lead to cavities, dental emergencies and tooth loss.

If I need a filling, will it match my tooth?

Tooth-coloured fillings in Paddington, NSW are designed and coloured to match your teeth. We think you will be pleased.  The composite resin used to fill your tooth can also be used to fix gaps, chips, cracks and other imperfections in a process. This is called bonding.

What technologies and patient comforts do you offer?

As with any dental appointment at our clinics, we use a gentle approach for patient care, and we work with top-rated technology to ensure better patient experience. High-tech dentistry also means we can provide more accurate diagnoses so you will have the information you need to make the best decisions about your oral health.

Our office includes:

  • Digital x-rays to detect dental problems while they are still small
  • Digital impressions for a more comfortable experience that provides better accuracy
  • Digital records keep dental and medical records more secure and easily accessible
  • Intraoral camera so patients can see what the dentist sees in real time
  • Panoramic x-rays for a flat view of your entire mouth and jaw
  • 3-D cone beam for a three-dimensional view of your teeth, tissues, nerves and bones
  • Electric handpieces for less noise and vibration
  • Laser dentistry for minimally invasive soft tissue procedures

We also offer patient comforts, including televisions in the treatment rooms so you can enjoy one of your favourite programmes while you are in the dental chair. Anxious patients may want to utilise nitrous oxide to help them relax while they are here.

Do you offer any evening hours?Family | Paddington Dental Surgery

At Paddington Dentistry, we want you to get regular check-ups and cleans, which is why we offer evening appointments to help you juggle your busy schedule.

Our hours are:

  • Monday 8:30AM – 5:30PM
  • Tuesday 10:30AM – 7:00PM
  • Wednesday 8:30AM – 5:30PM
  • Thursday 10:30AM – 7:00PM
  • Friday 8:30AM – 5:30PM
  • Saturday by appointment only

Where are you located?

You will find our Paddington, NSW dental practice near Heritage Victorian Terrace Style Suburb, Paddington Market and Centennial Park. We are near many shops, restaurants, cafes and art galleries as well.

Our address is: 

4/10 Elizabeth Street
Paddington, NSW 2021

Call our Paddington Dentist Clinic to Book an Appointment

Stay ahead of serious problems that can put your oral health at risk by visiting our Paddington dentist office twice each year. We warmly welcome new patients, and we look forward to seeing you.